Unique pathology atlas paves the way for personalised cancer treatment

2017-08-30

A new pathology atlas has been launched and made available for researchers around the world. It maps cancer related genes and opens up a new route towards personalised cancer treatment.

The atlas is developed in the HPA project at IGP and SciLifeLab, KTH, and contains analyses of data from 8 000 patients and five million pathology-based images. This covers all human genes involved in all common forms of cancer (17 different cancer types) and shows the consequences of their corresponding protein levels for patient survival. The analysis makes it possible to produce personalised genetic models to identify key genes involved in tumour growth.
 

More information:
Research news, Uppsala University
Press release, Human Protein Atlas
The Pathology Atlas
The HPA project at IGP
Article in Science about the atlas